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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

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Overall excellent.

Ada O'brien 25 December 2016
from Bradninch

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A grade II-listed former farmhouse, The Five Bells Inn is a rustic country pub in the heart of Devon. Dating back to the 16th-century, Five Bells is a beautiful thatched Tudor building with whitewashed walls and a leafy, tranquil garden.

Vintage British character is offset by ultra-modern seasonal cuisine on The Five Bells menu. Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower, cumin and lemon thyme precede chump of Dartmoor lamb with parsnip, rosemary and ramson, while the pub champions a 1-pot cooking method in which whole chickens are pan-roasted and served in the pan at the table for sociable group dining.

Devon pub The Five Bells Inn retains its historic character with chunky Tudor roof beams and a 20th-century bar top. Modern comforts like chic slate flooring and televisions broadcasting live rugby complete the Five Bells interior, whilst the garden is awash with the colour of hanging baskets and pristine flower arrangements.

Country hideaway The Five Bells Inn is a 15-minute drive from junction 28 of the M5, and about half an hour from Exeter.

The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT

Contact +44 1884277288
Reservations +44 1884685931

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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 163 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (133)
  • lunch (117)
  • romantic (60)
  • luxury (41)
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  • views (32)
  • al fresco (30)
  • private dining (30)
  • large parties (25)
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  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by Toby Lin from Exeter

    Lovely meal. Beautiful location and building. Good, personable, service. Partridge and Jerusalem artichoke main was perfectly cooked and dessert of banana and lime was a technical delight!
    Room was a bit cold, although it was -2c outside!

    Will definitely be returning.

  • ((((* 15 January 2017 by Grant Morrison from Brixham

    Great food and atmosphere

  • ((((* 14 January 2017 by Nick Milton from Wellington Somerset

    The Five Bells is one of my favourite restaurants under the new ownership team of Gary and Graciela. The ambience is perfect, the food is excellent and the service is beyond comparison. It's a little out of the way but you will not regret having made the journey.

  • ((((* 11 January 2017 by Lucy Coveney from Exeter

    Friendly, attentive and informative service and good food as usual.

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Ada O'brien from Bradninch

    Overall excellent.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by S from Exeter

    All round excellent experience. A wonderful restaurant, well worth travelling to. Definitely recommend.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by John Milton from Exeter

    Excellent staff, outstanding value for money, lovely atmosphere

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Stanley from Cullompton

    We visited the Five Bells on the 21st Dec as it was my wife's birthday. We had not been there for several years but had heard very good reports, We can definitely say that it was an excellent night out the ambience of the place was very good our welcoming was warm & friendly the food was excellent well served with the right sort of time in between courses two of us had the Duck as the main course which looked & tasted excellent and two had the Brixham fish & chips which was again excellent. You may have noticed that I have used the word excellent a lot to which I do not apologize for as the whole of the night was Excellent. Okay it was not busy but the owners & staff very friendly & efficient and even made time to ask how we were etc etc. All in all we would highly recommend a night out at the Five Bells Inn

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Dave Clark from Exeter

    Great pub and restaurant in a lovely rural but accessible Devon setting. Good food in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Cosy in the winter months and with a lovely garden for those summer days...
    Well worth a visit at any time.

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Nigel Edwards from Teignmouth

    Well worth finding this beautifully refurbished pub with very friendly staff excellent food & service. The choice on the menu is just right, the prices sensible ,lots of space & comfortable places to sit. An excellent addition to our limited list of places we like to eat!

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